PDP asks that Buhari be banned from international travel after handover

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the international community to place travel ban President Muhammadu Buhari after his tenure handover on 29th May.

PDP spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, addressed a press conference on Friday, 28 April, where he accused Buhari of stepping on democracy by not giving Nigerians free and fair elections.

He also accused Buhari of revelling in the corrupt electoral practices of the APC and claiming that ‘over-confidence’ is the reason other parties fail in elections.

Ologunagba said: “We have called you up again today to address the unfortunate, reckless, unpresidential conduct and subjudice comment credited to the President, General Muhammadu Buhari which is already causing apprehension and capable of destroying our corporate existence as a Nation.

“As you are aware, the February 25, 2023 Presidential election has been adjudged across the nation and Globally as the worst in the history of our country.

“The Presidential election was marred by brazen violation of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act, 2023, INEC Regulations and Guidelines; manipulation of processes, alteration of genuine results from Polling Units, announcement of fabricated figures and climaxed by the vexatious declaration of the defeated candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Winner.

“The general despondency, resentment and anger across our country; the damning reports by election observers and the pervading international contempt against Nigeria since the declaration of the APC candidate as President-elect are ominous testaments that he does not have the mandate of majority of Nigerians derivable ONLY from a credible electoral process.

“As you are also aware, the PDP is already at the Tribunal with the prospects of reclaiming the mandate freely given to our Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the Presidential election.”